Why Juszczyk finds McCaffrey’s relentless work ethic ‘contagious’
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Christian McCaffrey has become a vital component of the San Francisco 49ers, immediately elevating the team’s potential upon his arrival, as recalled in this
However, McCaffrey’s impact extends beyond his impressive on-field statistics. During a recent episode of the “Richard Sherman Podcast,” 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk revealed how McCaffrey’s tireless work ethic has inspired and motivated the rest of the team.
Juszczyk explained, “Christian’s contributions go far beyond his impressive game performances. His consistent scoring streak of 14 straight games and his ability to put points on the board have had a massive impact on our success. His individual statistics speak volumes about his talent and dedication.”
“But it’s his relentless drive that truly sets him apart. Christian is his own harshest critic and always strives to improve, even after an exceptional game. When his teammates witness his intense practice sessions and his unwavering commitment, they can’t help but be inspired. As we like to say, it’s contagious. Christian’s attitude spreads throughout the entire locker room. I can’t emphasize enough what an incredible addition he has been to our team,” added Juszczyk.
McCaffrey achieved a remarkable feat by scoring a touchdown in 14 consecutive games, a record that matches Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith’s performance since 1990, as noted in this
In his 19 games with the 49ers, McCaffrey has scored a touchdown in 16 of them and recorded over 100 scrimmage yards in 15 games. Currently leading the NFL with 510 rushing yards this season, he shares the league lead in touchdowns with eight, alongside former 49ers running back Raheem Mostert.
While McCaffrey’s statistical impact is quantifiable, his mere presence on the team has been invaluable to the 49ers’ quest for a Super Bowl, as they continue to pursue their aspirations.
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